My views on Cocktail BO success and The Dark Knight Rises
BOL BACHCHAN-COCKTAIL A SUCCESS!
What is with July that films manage to find unprecedented success? Last year, history was created when four films released in four consecutive weeks became superhits – Delhi Belly, Murder 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Singham! This year, July began with a bang with Bol Bachchan. The comic caper, besides being another feather in Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty is also the much needed hit for Abhishek Bachchan. The film has crossed 75 crores in 10 days and is all goes well, it’ll cross 100 crores!
Cocktail, meanwhile, created huge buzz prior to release and it reflected in the mindboggling opening that it got. What is important to note that the film got mixed reviews and response. Yet, viewers gave it a try because the excitement was immense. Certainly not an every-Friday-phenomenon! Also, the film didn’t have an extensive release in single screens and yet the collections are noteworthy. Saif gave out all to promote and market Agent Vinod. But sadly, it failed to click. In Cocktail, meanwhile, the promotions were slightly restrained. And it worked! Cocktail once again reaffirms the fact that the first trailer of the film can make or break the film!
With the month of Ramzan commencing in few days, the flow of biggies would be on hold. However, a number of small and medium-budget films will be making their mark at the box office like Challo Driver, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Jism 2, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 etc! And of course, there would be Ek Tha Tiger releasing during Eid-Independence Day that’s expected to set the box office on fire like never before! Hope this exciting period goes on for a long time at the BO!
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – THE LEGEND ENDS!
One of the most Hollywood films of the year – The Dark Knight Rises – is all set to hit the screens tomorrow! This is the third and final part in the Batman series and is directed by legendary Christopher Nolan. Besides Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine, the film stars Anne Hathway and Tom Hardy, the villains in this film. The film, unlike other recent Western biggies, is in 2D!
The first two parts (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) was loved for its script and performances and late Heath Ledger’s performance in the second part amazed one and all. The month of Ramzan will make a dent in the collections. Yet, the opening will be huge in the country. Hope the film is a fitting conclusion to this exciting series!